Vector Biology, Ecology and Control

Editors: Atkinson, Peter W. (Ed.)

  • Brings together papers on vector ecology, molecular biology as applied to mosquito vector control, and mosquito biological control together in one volume
  • Covers control of mosquitoes and other vectors in California and from elsewhere around the world
  • Centres around the achievements of one individual (and his students and colleagues) who has worked in this field of research for more than 50 years which is a highly unusual achievement in any discipline
  • Deals with successful approaches using strategies which are environmentally friendly, an increasingly important feature, and so will be useful as a guide to future strategies employed by emerging vector ecologists
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The control of mosquitoes and other insect vectors of human pathogens in an area-wide, environmentally and sustainable way is critical to solving global health problems in the developing world but also to industrialized countries that already have in place efficient vector control programs. The rapid spread of West Nile virus through the United States provides one example of how even a highly developed country can be relatively powerless against the spread of mosquito-borne disease. This volume illustrates how the efforts over half a century of a single investigator, Mir S. Mulla, and his students and collaborators have achieved sustainable vector insect control in regions of the world extending from the south-western United States to south-east Asia. These control strategies have been refined over these decades and now are employed in a diversity of ecosystems. Increased public awareness of global health and the importance placed on this for the future well-being of the entire human population makes the deployment and refinement of these strategies even more timely.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The Role of Global Climate Patterns in the Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Vector-Borne Disease

    Linthicum, Kenneth J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • The DDT Story: Environmentalism Over Rights to Health and Life

    Roberts, Donald R.

    Pages 15-25

  • Vector-Borne Diseases in the 21st Century: Counting Up or Counting Down?

    James, Anthony A.

    Pages 27-35

  • The Global Threat of Emergent/Re-emergent Vector-Borne Diseases

    Gubler, Duane J.

    Pages 39-62

  • The Need for Synergy and Value Creation in Contemporary Vector Research and Control

    Knols, Bart G.J. (et al.)

    Pages 63-79

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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9127-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vector Biology, Ecology and Control
Editors
  • Peter W. Atkinson
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2458-9
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2458-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2457-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9127-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 260
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